JUN 21 | Pablo Neruda Reading

Saturday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
Poems-For-All presents
The Hands of Day: at long last translated into English in its entirety
The Book Collector
1008 24th Street
Between J & K Streets

William O?Daly is the best-selling translator of six of Pablo
Neruda?s books, including ?The Book of Questions? and ?The Sea and
the Bells
.? This reading will be the first celebrating the release
of ?The Hands of Day,? (Copper Canyon, 2008) and will feature
readings from that book as well as excerpts from the forthcoming
translation of ?World?s End? (Copper Canyon, 2009). O?Daly may toss
in a few poems of his own, but this will be primarily a reading of
translations from ?Hands.? Copies of the book will be available for
sale at the reading.

Pablo Neruda is one of the world?s great poets, and Copper Canyon
Press has long been dedicated to publishing translations of his work
in bilingual editions.

"The Hands of Day" -- at long last translated into English in its
entirety -- pronounces Neruda?s desire to take part in the great
human making of the day. Moved by the guilt of never having worked
with his hands, Neruda opens with the despairing confession, "Why did
I not make a broom? / Why was I given hands at all?" The themes of
hands and work grow in significance as Neruda celebrates the
carpenters, longshoremen, blacksmiths, and bakers-those laborers he
admires most-and shares his exuberant adoration for the earth and the
people upon it.

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Price: Free.
Ages: All ages
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For more information about this activity, contact
Richard Hansen at
Phone: (916) 442-9295
E-mail: richard@poems-for-all.com
Web site: http://www.poems-for-all.com